A smile that has been stained by dark foods and beverages, tobacco, or the general passage of time can leave you feeling awkward about your appearance. Many people in a situation like this reach out to Dr. Abadi to understand their options for whitening their smile. Even if you want to try using retail whitening products, you should still contact us to make sure it is the safest and most effective way to address the issue.
Moderately stained teeth can often be whitened by using an at-home dental bleaching gel. Most of these bleaching gels use concentrated hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These concentrations are much stronger than the ones you will find in retail whitening toothpaste or strips.
To use dental bleaching gel, you will pour a little solution into the trays provided and insert them into your mouth for a specific amount of time. Should any of the bleaching gel seep onto your gums, you should remove it immediately with a clean cotton swab.
If your teeth are deeply stained, or if you haven’t been satisfied with your results from the whitening products offered in stores, you should talk to your dentist about a dental bleaching treatment. This is the safest and most effective way to restore your smile’s whiteness and luster.